Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

A 12 Visit Physical Therapy Plan Of Care For The Tactical Athlete Post Mcl Sprain:A Retrospective Case Report

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 5:30 PM

Abstract

Background/purpose: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most prevalent injury found in the athletic population that occurs in isolation when an excessive valgus force is applied to the knee. There is a large volume of research on proper management of athletes who plan to return to sport, however, currently there is little research on the best rehabilitation practice for optimal return to work for patients having a career in law enforcement.

Case Description: The patient was a 31-year-old male police officer who sustained a grade II MCL sprain of the right knee when he was off duty.

Outcomes: The patient completed 12 outpatient treatment sessions and was able to decrease his right knee pain with weight bearing activities, improve strength and neuro-muscular control of right lower extremity and reach his goal of returning back to full time duty.

Discussion: The patient’s decreased pain and objective improvements are indicators of increased strength and neuro-muscular control of the lower extremities. This case study outlines an individual treatment plan based on treatment guidelines for MCL injuries, however, more research is warranted to determine appropriate treatment methods for this special population.

Identify Grant

Research was supported by GSU Office of Student Life

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 6th, 4:00 PM Apr 6th, 5:30 PM

A 12 Visit Physical Therapy Plan Of Care For The Tactical Athlete Post Mcl Sprain:A Retrospective Case Report

Hall of Governors

Background/purpose: The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most prevalent injury found in the athletic population that occurs in isolation when an excessive valgus force is applied to the knee. There is a large volume of research on proper management of athletes who plan to return to sport, however, currently there is little research on the best rehabilitation practice for optimal return to work for patients having a career in law enforcement.

Case Description: The patient was a 31-year-old male police officer who sustained a grade II MCL sprain of the right knee when he was off duty.

Outcomes: The patient completed 12 outpatient treatment sessions and was able to decrease his right knee pain with weight bearing activities, improve strength and neuro-muscular control of right lower extremity and reach his goal of returning back to full time duty.

Discussion: The patient’s decreased pain and objective improvements are indicators of increased strength and neuro-muscular control of the lower extremities. This case study outlines an individual treatment plan based on treatment guidelines for MCL injuries, however, more research is warranted to determine appropriate treatment methods for this special population.